Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin carving 2012

Last night we carved our pumpkins!

Thank goodness Papa came over because he was in charge of scraping out all the insides.  Caleb and Ella aren't too interested in this - as you can tell from Caleb's face.

Olivia, on the other hand, loves to do it.  She doesn't like when it gets on her hands, but she loves to work on her pumpkin.

Ella patiently waiting to start on her pumpkin... not really, but at least she is keeping herself entertained :)

Caleb wasn't listening to me, so I decided to have a little talk with him.  With a bat.

I kid. 

It was wrapping paper.

After our little "talk", Caleb and Olivia got right to work on their pumpkins.

Caleb decided his pumpkin should say CALEB.

Ella worked on her heart eyes and star nose/mouth.  Gramma helped her with her pumpkin face and somehow they forgot to leave room for the mouth...

Luckily, Ella didn't seem to mind and oh so carefully carved the heart eyes.

Carving letters is tricky, so Chad helped Caleb.

Papa helped Olivia clean out every last bit of goop and she was ready to starting drawing her face.

The kids did an amazing job of carving this year!  They each wanted to carve all by themselves and were so careful.

 Chad tried to get Caleb to taste some pumpkin.  Caleb wasn't having it.

Gramma then helped Olivia draw her pumpkin face.  Here, they are deciding on making "fancy" lips.

With all of the labor intensive carving, our pumpkins knives broke.  Chad and Dad came up with this idea...  it worked!

Papa and Caleb took a break and played!

And, now what you have been waiting for... the great pumpkin carving reveal!
Ella's pumpkin: 

Olivia's pumpkin:

Caleb's pumpkin:

All three awesome pumpkins:

Then, late last night, I decided to make Halloween puppy chow for the kids teachers... 

I found this recipe here and it looked easy.  Let me tell you, it was not.  It was messy, the chocolate wasn't as "melty" as it should have been.  My clean kitchen was now trashed.

Next time, I will use Ericka's recipe for puppy chow!  In the end, they looked cute enough and tasted even better.  I hope the teachers liked their surprise this morning.

The kids are SO excited for trick or treating tonight.  I am excited to post their pictures tomorrow!

Happy Halloween!!!


  1. I miss carving pumpkins! But I was never as imaginative as your kids are. What a fun time you had!

    And I love little Jack in the background!!!
    (I miss her)

  2. The kids had so much fun carving their pumpkins--I helped a little with a couple of letters and "fancy" lips--but the kids did the carving and I think they did a great job! Papa worked hard cleaning them out--ewwww--icky job! In the end--perfect Jack-O-Lanterns!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...